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  1. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage Under Article 351 of the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10655). A - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-13 | PHL-2015-L-98919

  2. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 40-G-13 amending Rules XXII of of the Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-21 | PHL-2013-R-102929

  3. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines, amending for the purpose the Republic Act No. 9344, otherwise known as the "Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 200+6" and Appropriating Funds therefor (R.A. No. 10630). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-03 | PHL-2013-L-97166

  4. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules on Labor Law Compliance System (Department Order No. 13-13). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-29 | PHL-2013-M-94135

    Rule 1 - Title and Construction
    Rule 2 - Definition of Terms
    Rule 3 - General Provisions
    Rule 4 - Joint Assessment
    Rule 5 - Compliance Visit
    Rule 6 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards Investigation
    Rule 7 - Certificates of Compliance
    Rule 8 - Mandatory Conference
    Rule 9 - Compliance Order
    Rule 10 - Compromise Agreement
    Rule 11 - Appeal
    Rule 12 - Execution
    Rule 13 - Miscellaneous Provisions
    Rule 14 - Transitory and Final Provisions

    Repeals Department Order No. 57-04 known as the New Labor Standards Enforcement Framework.

  5. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act amending Articles 29, 94, 97, 98 and 99 of Act No. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10592). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-29 | PHL-2013-L-97165

    Amendments relate to sentencing.

  6. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act Decriminalizing Vagrancy, amending for this purpose article 202 of Act No. 3815, as amended otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10158). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-25 | PHL-2012-L-94022

    Article 202 has been amended by taking out all reference to vagrancy in the Code, leaving all references to prostitution which remains a criminal offence.

  7. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. No. 10173). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | PHL-2012-L-94024

    An Act to protect individual personal data in information communications systems in the Government and the private sector. The Act establishes the National Privacy Commission.

  8. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 40-G-03 amending Rules XXII of of the Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-29 | PHL-2010-R-102928

  9. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act providing for the legitimation of children born to parents below marrying age, amending for the purpose the family code of the Philippines (R.A. 9858). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-20 | PHL-2009-L-83672

    Replaces articles 177 and 178 of the Family Code to ensure that children born to under-age parents are recognised as being legitimate children.

  10. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity (R.A. No. 9851). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-16 | PHL-2009-L-89256

    An Act defining and penalizing crimes against international humanitarian law, genocide and other crimes against humanity, organizing jurisdiction, designating special courts and for related purposes.

  11. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Torture Act, 2009 (R.A. 9745). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-05 | PHL-2009-L-83683

    Provides for the right to freedom from cruel, inhumane, and degrading punishment or treatment, in particular with respect to persons in custody and prisoners.

  12. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act establishing the Aurora Special Economic Zone in the Province of Aurora, creating for the purpose the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes (Republic Act No. 9490). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | PHL-2007-L-83668

    Establishes the Aurora Ecozone, and provides for its administration.

  13. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Security Act of 2007 (Republic Act No. 9372).

    Adoption: 2007-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07 | PHL-2007-L-77132

    Provides for the State's policy to protection "life, liberty, and property from acts of terrorism". The State is to uphold the basic rights and fundamental liberties of the people as found in the Constitution.

  14. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act Prohibiting the Imposition of the Death Penalty in the Philippines (R.A. No. 9346). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-06-24 | PHL-2006-L-75825

    Prohibits the imposition of the death penalty by repealing the Act Designating Death by Lethal Injection (R.A. No. 8177).

  15. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 (Republic Act No. 9262). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-08 | PHL-2004-L-72734

    Provides for the protection of women and children against violence by defining violence and providing penalties including imprisonment and fines. It also provides for the issuing and modalities of protection orders. Battered Woman Syndrome is recognised as a defence, in addition to self-defence as set out in the Penal Code. The Act also provides that perpetrators are to receive counselling for anger management and if necessary are to be submitted to psychiatric treatment or confinement.

  16. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 9255 amending Executive Order No. 209 (Family Code). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-02-24 | PHL-2004-L-71401

    Allows illegitimate children to use the surname of their father (Art. 176 of the Family Code).

  17. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 56-03 of 2003 Rationalizing the Implementation of the Family Welfare Program (FWP) in DOLE. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-11 | PHL-2003-R-71132

    Establishes that the priority for the FWP is to provide family welfare services to workers. The ten dimensions of the programme consist of the following: a) Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood; b) Education/Gender Equality; c) Spirituality or Value Formation; d) Income Generation/Livelihood/Cooperative; e) Medical Health Care; f) Nutrition; g) Environmental Protection, Hygiene and Sanitation; h) Sports and Leisure; i) Housing; and, j) Transportation

  18. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Procurement Policy Board and Infrastructure Committee of the National Economic Authority Board.

    Adoption: 2002-02-11 | PHL-2002-M-64421

    Implements rules and regulations of Executive Order No. 40 of 2001. Consolidates procurement rules and procedures for all national government agencies, government-owned or- controlled corporations and government financial institutions. Requires use of government electronic procurement system.

  19. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Revised Rules and Regulations implementing Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act, 2002 (Administrative Order No. 21).

    Adoption: 2001-11-08 | PHL-2001-R-62442

    Prescribes procedures and guidelines for implementation of Title I on National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) of Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act. Stipulates that Philippines approach to social reform and poverty alleviation be multi-dimensional, comprising economic, socio-cultural, ecological and governance dimension. Sets forth principles govenring NAPC. Also provides for establisment of sectoral assemblies and sectoral councils.

  20. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Executive Order No. 220 creating an executive council to suppress trafficking in persons, particularly women and children.

    Adoption: 2000-03-23 | PHL-2000-M-57963

    Establishes an Executive Council on the suppression of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children. Makes provision for composition, organisation and functions of the council, data sharing, security and confidentiality of data, support agencies, implementing rules and regulations, meetings, funding, and reporting.

  21. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 8748.

    Adoption: 1999-06-01 | PHL-1999-L-57371

    Amends Republic Act No. 7916 (Special Economic Zone Act of 1995). Makes provision for the establishment of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority attached to the Department of Trade and Industry, which shall be responsible for monitoring privately-owned ECOZONES. Also provides for exemption from national and local taxes, and for compensation to be paid in case of eviction of persons occupying parcels of land within ECOZONES.

  22. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Memorandum Circular No. 26.

    Adoption: 1999-03-18 | PHL-1999-M-57372

    Authorises government officials and employees to attend on official business the national, regional and provincial seminar-workshops on management-employees partnership for effective governance. These are conducted by the Confederation of government employee organisations (COGEO). The aims of the COGEO include the improvement of provisions of employee welfare services and benefits.

  23. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 8533 amending Title I, Chapter 3, Article 39 Of Executive Order No. 209 [Family Code]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-02-23 | PHL-1998-L-71400

    Deals with nullity of a marriage.

  24. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act amending the Development Bank of the Philippines, amending for the purpose Executive Order No. 81 (No. 8523).

    Adoption: 1998-02-14 | PHL-1998-L-54105

    Provides for capital stock for the Development Bank and rules governing Bank officers.

  25. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act (No. 8425). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-06-30 | PHL-1997-L-51480

    Provides for the formulation of a Social Reform Agenda (SRA) as part of the National Anti-Poverty Action Agenda which shall seek to redress social inequality. The SRA shall address issues of access to basic services (education, health care, housing), distribution and management of resources, and ecological dimensions of sustainable development. Sector-specific flagship programmes shall address the concerns of farmers, fishermen, indigenous peoples, casual workers, the urban poor, and disadvantaged groups such as women, youth, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Establishes a national Anti-Poverty Commission which shall implement the above policy, and a People's Development Trust Fund to finance micro-finance programmes.

  26. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 282 providing for the guidelines and regulations for the evolution of the Export Processing Zone Authority, created under Presidential Decree No. 66, into the Philippine Economic Zone Authority under Republic Act No. 7916.

    Adoption: 1996-10-30 | PHL-1996-R-45472

  27. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act providing for the repatriation of Filipino women who have lost their Philippine citizenship by marriage to aliens and of natural-born Filipinos (Republic Act No. 8171).

    Adoption: 1995-10-23 | PHL-1995-L-45471

    Allows women who have lost their Philippine citizenship by marriage to an alien or to a Filipino who has lost his Philippine citizenship to apply for Philippine citizenship, provided that they do not espouse violence or opposition to organized government, are not convicted of crimes of moral turpitude, and are not suffering from mental illness or contagious diseases.

  28. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zone Act (R.A. No. 7922). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-21 | PHL-1995-L-52657

    Provides for the transformation of designated areas into developed commercial zones to encourage foreign investment. There shall be three types of special economic zones (to be known as ECOZONES): industrial estates shall be sites for commercial production; export processing zones shall facilitate export production; and free trade zones shall allow the processing of materials for re-export without being subject to import duties. Lists areas which shall be declared as zones, and sets forth criteria for establishing a zone. Establishes the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board which shall govern the zones. Conditions of employment in the zones shall be governed by the Philippine Labor Code (q.v.). Provides for a tripartite body to be established to govern industrial relations in the zones, and for a master employment contract for ECOZONE employees. Foreign nationals may not exceed 5 per cent of the workforce.

  29. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Memorandum Order No. 258 establishing an Interagency Task Force for Strategic Planning and Research for Human Rights Protection.

    Adoption: 1995-02-07 | Date of entry into force: 1995-02-07 | PHL-1995-R-43353

    Establishes an Interagency Task Force for Strategic Planning and Research for Human Rights Protection with the purpose of formulating and submitting for approval a Phillipine Human Rights Plan.

  30. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Memorandum Order No. 259 requiring education and training of law enforcement, police, military and prison personnel.

    Adoption: 1995-02-07 | Date of entry into force: 1995-02-07 | PHL-1995-R-43354

    Requires the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department of Justice, and the Department of National Defense to include human rights in their continuing education and training programmes for their personnel.

  31. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Administrative Order No. 15, amending Administrative Order No. 101, dated December 13, 1988, which created a Human Rights Committee.

    Adoption: 1992-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 1992-10-14 | PHL-1992-R-41410

    Amends the composition of the Human Rights Committee to include: the Secretary of Justice as Chairman, the Presidential Legal Counsel, a Representative of the Department of National Defense, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, a Senator and a Congressman, and two members of human rights groups.

  32. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Countrywide Industrialization Act of 1992 (Republic Act No. 7368). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-10 | PHL-1992-L-29412

    This Act promotes industrialisation throughout the Philippines. It provides for the establishment of manufacturing, processing and related industries in all towns and cities by establishing a fund and mechanisms for the granting of financial assistance to such industries.

  33. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990 (R.A. Act No. 6975). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-12-13 | PHL-1990-L-98917

  34. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 6968 punishing the crime of coup d'etat by amending articles 134, 135 and 136 of Chapter One, Title Three of Act No. 3815, otherwise known as The Revised Penal Code, and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1990-10-24 | PHL-1990-L-21988

  35. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Memorandum Circular No. 111, creating the Cabinet Decentralization Implementation Team.

    Adoption: 1990-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 1990-03-16 | PHL-1990-M-21994

  36. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 425, placing under the control and supervision of the Autonomous Regional Government the line agencies and offices of the National Government within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao dealing with labor and employment, local government, tourism, environment and natural resources, social welfare and development, and science and technology and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1990 | Date of entry into force: 1990 | PHL-1990-R-21984

    Made under the Organic Act for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao/Republic Act No. 6734.

  37. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Policy and Implementing Guidelines Governing Livelihood Programs and Projects (Administrative Order No. 142)

    Adoption: 1989-12-18 | PHL-1989-M-26531

    Guidelines created to coordinate all livelihood programs, aimed primarily at the underemployed and unemployed, undertaken by the government in order to focus resources and streamline projects. Encourages private sector participation and enumerates agency responsibilities for specific sectors; establishes reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.

  38. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Magna Carta for Countryside and Barangay Business Enterprises (Kalakalan 20) (Republic Act No. 6810). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1989-12-14 | PHL-1989-L-77607

    Provides for tax relief and other incentives and benefits for small enterprises in the rural sector in order to promote employment and growth.

  39. Philippines - General provisions - Constitution

    Executive Order No. 371, directing unequivocal compliance with section 5(4), Article XVI of the 1987 Constitution providing that "No member of the Armed Forces in the active service shall, at any time, be appointed or designated in any capacity to a civilian position in the Government, including Government-owned or controlled corporations or any of their subsidiaries".

    Adoption: 1989-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1989-09-28 | PHL-1989-C-21966

  40. Philippines - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules to Implement the Labor Code. - English translation

    Adoption: 1989-05-27 | PHL-1989-M-77583

    Preliminary Provisions
    Book I - Pre-Employment
    Book II - Human Resources Development Program
    Book III - Conditions of Employment
    Book IV - Health, Safety and Social Welfare Benefits
    Book V - Labor Relations
    Book VI - Post Employment
    Book VII - Final Provisions

  41. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-05-27 | PHL-1989-R-102930

    These Rules and Regulations amend the Rules implementing Presidential Decree No. 442 (the Labor Code; LS 1974-Phi.1A) in consequence of Republic Act No. 6715. A new Rule XI, on the adjudicatory powers of the Department of Labor and Employment, is incorporated in Book III of those Rules. Rules XI, XII and XIII of Book III are hereby renumbered accordingly. In Book V, the rules are recast in regard to definitions, union registration, representation cases, internal-union disputes, elections, registration of collective bargaining agreements, voluntary arbitration, the labour-management council and picketing, strikes and lockouts. A strike or lockout may be declared in case of a bargaining deadlock or an unfair labour practice, as further defined (Book V, Rule XIII, s. 40). The Rules also govern improved offer balloting and execution of decisions, awards and orders. (LLD-1990/1)

    Preliminary Provisions
    Book One - Pre-employment
    Book Two - National Manpower Development Program
    Book Three - Conditions of Employment
    Book Four - Health, Safety and Welfare Benefits
    Book Five - Labor Relations
    Book Six - Post Employment
    Book Seven - Prescriptions, Transitory and Final Provisions

  42. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act amending the Labor Code (R.A. No. 6715). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 1989-03-21 | PHL-1989-L-7861

    This Act amends the Labor Code (Presidential Decree No. 442; LS 1974-Phi.1A) to overhaul the law governing strikes and to promote collective bargaining and voluntary dispute settlement. It adds a new Title VII-A, "Grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration," to the Code. Fresh provision is made for the National Labor Relations Commission, which is empowered, inter alia, to review cases decided by "labor arbiters". The Bureau of Labor Relations is charged with registering "legitimate trade unions", whose rights are spelled out, and maintaining a file of collective agreements. The amendments set forth procedures to follow in collective bargaining, and increase the term of agreements from three to five years. An employee in regular employment is not to be dismissed except for just cause or as authorised by the new provisions. Written notice of termination is henceforth required. Finally, the Act strengthens protections for wage claims in case of bankruptcy. (LLD-1990/1)

  43. Philippines - General provisions - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 6683 providing benefits for early retirement and voluntary separation from the Government Service, as well as Involuntary separation of Civil Service officers and employees pursuant to various Executive Orders authorizing Government reorganization after the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1988-12-02 | PHL-1988-L-9470

  44. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 129-A modifying Executive Order No. 129 reorganizing and strengthening the Department of Agrarian Reform and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1987-07-26 | PHL-1987-R-3977

    Sets forth the mandate, functions, powers and administrative structure of the Department of Agrarian Reform under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Repeals all inconsistent legislation.

  45. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 279 authorizing the Secretary of Environment and National Resources to negotiate and conclude joint venture co-production, or production-sharing agreements for the exploration, development and utilization of mineral resources, and prescribing the guidelines for such agreements and those agreements involving technical assistance by foreign-owned corporations for large-scale exploration, development and utilization of minerals.

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3987

    Sets forth minimum terms and conditions for such agreements, including the employment and training of Filipino personnel and industrial safety measures.

  46. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 293 amending Executive Order No. 122-C entitled, "Creating the Office for Southern Cultural Communities".

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3989

  47. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 294 amending Executive Order No. 122-B entitled, "Creating the Office for Northern Cultural Communities".

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3990

  48. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 292 instituting the Administrative Code of 1987. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-6030

    Institutes the new Administrative Code and repeals any inconsistent provisions. Sets forth the structure of government and the functions to be performed by various branches and departments. Title VII: Labor and Employment; Title IX: Health; Title X: Trade and Industry.

  49. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 247 reorganizing the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and for other purposes. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1987-07-24 | PHL-1987-R-3979

    The powers and functions set forth include the regulation of private sector participation in the recruitment and overseas placement of workers by setting up a licensing and registration system, protection of the rights of Filipino workers for overseas employment in regard to fair and equitable recruitment and employment practices, promotion and protection of their well-being overseas and institution of a system for ensuring the fair and speedy disposition of complaints.

  50. Philippines - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 230 reorganizing the National Economic and Development Authority.

    Adoption: 1987-07-22 | PHL-1987-R-3695

    Sets forth the new structure and the functions of the Authority, of which the Secretary of Labor and Employment is a member.

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